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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 365

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Let's Find Out the Truth: Some FOIA Requests to the FBI

    Let's Find Out the Truth: Some FOIA Requests to the FBI
    When President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House quickly stepped up to slime Comey. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that "The President, over the last several months, lost confidence in Director…
  • Jun 27

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    In a statement released late last night, the White House announced  that the Syrian government appeared to be preparing to use chemical weapons and warned that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would “pay a heavy price” if…
  • Jun 27

    The Scope of the Supreme Court’s Decision in IRAP v. Trump

    The Scope of the Supreme Court’s Decision in IRAP v. Trump
    On Saturday, I sketched out six possible outcomes of the Supreme Court’s review of the travel ban cases. The Justices chose door number seven. In an unsigned, per curiam opinion, the Court granted certiorari in both IRAP v. Trump (4th…
Rank this Week: 71

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Revisiting Sally Yates' decision

    Revisiting Sally Yates' decision
    Today's ruling from the SCOTUS upholding large portions of President Trump's executive order 9-0 gives us grounds to revisit the earlier decision by then Acting Attorney General Sally Yates to order DOJ personnel not to defend any portion of…
  • Jun 24

    Why Mueller is Not Conflicted

    Why Mueller is Not Conflicted
    There is has been some loose talk about Mueller being conflicted because Comey is his friend. Let's stipulate that a prosecutor cannot prosecute a crime where his or her friend is the victim. But this begs the question. a. What...
  • Jun 6

    DOJ lawyers must be honest with the Court

    DOJ lawyers must be honest with the Court
    Lawyers may not misrepresent facts to the court. FRCP Rule 11. Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers in particular have an obligation accurately to inform the court about executive branch action that is challenged as illegal or…
Rank this Week: 189

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    In Memoriam: William G. Demopoulos (1943-2017)

    In Memoriam: William G. Demopoulos (1943-2017)
    A leading contributor to philosophy of physics, math and logic, among other areas, he spent the bulk of his career at the University of Western Ontario. Western's memorial notice is here. (Thanks to Robert DiSalle for the information.)
  • Jun 26

    Faculty targetted by the right-wing rage machine (or threatened with violence by crazed students!)

    Faculty targetted by the right-wing rage machine (or threatened with violence by crazed students!)
    IHE reviews recent cases and university responses. (I addressed this topic at CHE a few months back.) Kudos to Kent Syverud, President of Syracuse University and a law professor, for his response to attacks on a professor at Syracuse (as...
  • Jun 26

    Philosophers on art and aesthetic

    Philosophers on art and aesthetic
    Excerpts from interviews with Kendall Walton, Paul Guyer, Gregory Currie, Carolyn Korsmeyer, and others.
Rank this Week: 219

Texas Coastal Law Society

Texas Coastal Law Society

From the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas.

http://texascoastallaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2583